I thought ARS did have a pension--or would get one in the future from teaching.
Don't know about his pension but he and his wife are currently generating more income through writing and side gigs than what they spend. So he's off the list :-)
Yeah pretty sure he said he's doing some credit card side hustle that generates $40k/year or something. I'd be interested to hear about people who are living solely on investment income as a lot of people rave about the 4% rule but don't actually need to implement it themselves and end up just doing side gigs to fund all/some of their expenses.
To answer these earlier questions:
We are living off of rental income only, and reinvesting extra rental income on top of that. We also have side gig income that we are reinvesting.
But our expenses are much lower than just our investment income, so the side-gigs are irrelevant to that. Plus we're donating most of our money from side-gigs, so we really are living off of the rental income.
We will have a pension, about three decades from now, but inflation will have eroded it so much it'll be worth very little. And we won't get social security. And our pension value will be less than most people's social security. So I don't count something I'll probably get (though it may be cut by then) which will be worth less than social security, combined with not getting any actual social security as "living off a pension."
But, bottom line, our expenses are less than our rents coming in, including setting aside reserves, such that we're investing extra rental income into Vanguard index funds to diversify our portfolio. Maybe you don't count that as living off of one's investments, but I sure do. :)